The Gradebook shows all students in a course and how they have performed on graded assignments. Grades in the Gradebook are organized chronologically by due date, with the first assignment on the left.
Note: If your institution has set up Canvas and Courseware Deep integration, any grades in the Courseware gradebook will report student quiz grades and track assignment activity in the Canvas gradebook. For more information on Canvas and Coursware Deep integration, read this article.
Watch the video below to see how to manage your students' grades.
Select any grade to see the student’s response to each question in the quiz. Select the arrow at the top right of any assignment to:
- View the results of all quiz attempts, quiz submission time, and attempt duration
- Manually change a student's grade
- Extend a student's deadline for taking the graded assignment
Select the "Export CSV" option in the top right to download a CSV file that can be uploaded into your Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Moodle, or Sakai gradebook. If you use another LMS, you can use the Standard CSV option.
How do I set points for a quiz?
When you create a quiz assignment, in the “Quiz Style” section, you can:
- Choose how much this quiz is worth. Note: All quizzes in the same Graded Quiz Assignment will have the same number of points. If you want quizzes to have different point values, they need to be in different quiz assignments.
- Choose to display grades as points or as a percentage.
- Choose other parameters, such as the number of attempts your students will have for the quiz, set a time limit, and whether partial credit is allowed.
Note: Because short answer quizzes require manual grading, you may only allow one attempt for open response questions and quizzes. There are no limits on the number of attempts you can choose for multiple choice or dissection quizzes. If this assignment contains multiple choice or dissection quizzes that require more than one attempt, you must create a new assignment and include them.
How do I weight questions?
You can also weight questions differently within a specific quiz that you want to assign. The question weights are relative to the other questions in that quiz, so these points do not affect the overall point value of the quiz.
Let's say that you created a Graded Quiz Assignment with 5 questions. Here are two ways you could weight the questions:
- Scenario 1: All five questions are worth one point: If a student misses one question, they will score 4/5 or 80%.
- Scenario 2: Four questions are worth one point and the last question is worth two points: If a student misses the last question, they will score 4/6 or 67%.
The number of points the student gets toward their overall course grade depends on how many points the quiz itself is worth. If the quiz is worth 10 points:
- In Scenario 1, the student receives 8/10 points towards their course grade.
- In Scenario 2, the student receives 6.7/10 points towards their course grade.
How is a student’s course grade calculated?
The Gradebook calculates a student’s overall course grade by:
- Calculating the total number of points that a student was awarded based on the graded quizzes they’ve taken.
- Then, dividing the total points awarded by the total number of points available based on all the published graded quiz assignments.
Your course has 10 published quizzes. The total points for all these quizzes is 100. Based on the due dates, your students have completed five quizzes, worth 50 points. The students' total score for the course in the Gradebook would be:
# of points earned out of 50 ➗ 100 points published
A students’ overall course grade is always displayed as a percentage.
How do I export grades to another LMS?
To export grades from the Gradebook for use in another LMS, such as Canvas, Blackboard or Moodle, just click on the "Actions" button in the upper right corner of the Gradebook.
Then, select the platform for which you want to create the CSV.
If you have any questions about using the Gradebook, submit a ticket.